What is it about LimeLife Makeup that makes it the go-to for professional makeup artists around the world? Maybe it's because LimeLife by Alcone uses only the highest quality ingredients in all of their products and provides cruelty-free makeup that is free of harsh chemicals. It may also be because the LimeLife brand is known for its quality, integrity, and inclusivity.
And while LimeLife makeup is popular with celebrities, their products are perfect for everyone. There are so many popular LimeLife products available, but here's a look at my top 10. These ten also happen to be customer favorites and are best-selling products for LimeLife, so there's lots of customer support to back up my list.
About LimeLife Makeup
Before I jump into the list of their bestselling makeup, let me first give you a brief introduction to LimeLife. The Alcone company was founded in New York back in 1952. This family-owned business was created to support the theatre industry and later expanded to provide makeup to the film industry.
I won't go into a lot of detail about the company's background because I've written a couple of articles that discuss its history, and I answer a lot of frequently asked questions. You can learn more about the Alcone company and LimeLife by Alcone in my article about the Story of LimeLife's Growth and Why LimeLight Changed to LimeLife. But the important thing to remember is that Alcone has been in the beauty industry for over 70 years. They have always had a brick-and-mortar store in New York, but with LimeLife by Alcone, their goal was to deliver professional-level products and their amazing products to everyday women at home.
LimeLife by Alcone offers professional makeup products and skincare that is free of harmful chemicals. While I love their natural skin care products, today we're talking about makeup and what makes LimeLife makeup special. Here are a few highlights:
- Professional grade makeup using high quality ingredients
- Paraben Free
- Gluten Free
- Leaping Bunny Certified
- Offers recycling program
What is Professional Grade Makeup
I mentioned that LimeLife makeup is used by professional makeup artists and celebrities. Pretty cool, but you may be wondering what does it mean to be professional grade makeup and why do you need it? Here's a look at how professional grade makeup can help everyone.
1) Highly pigmented, so you don't have to use a lot. This will save you $$$ and gives you a natural look.
2) The finish you get is unmatched. You get a flawless finish. You don't have to put up with your makeup settling into your wrinkles or getting a cakey look like you may have experienced with other brands.
3) LimeLife makeup is made to last! Put your makeup on in the morning, and you don't have to touch it up all day (except for your lips). Which is great on so many levels, but it also helps you save money! I am all about saving money wherever I can, so I love the great value that I get with LimeLife makeup.
My Top 10 List of Best LimeLife Makeup
So without further ado, here is the list of my 10 favorite products for LimeLife makeup. I use all of these products every day (or every other for products that I alternate), and after 6+ years of using LimeLife, I have a lot of experience with them. The list is not in order of best to worst, but rather I've listed them in order of how I use them.
- LimeLife Perfect Foundation
- LimeLife Perfect Concealer
- Translucent Powder, Blush, and Bronzer
- Perfect Eyeshadow
- Perfect Eyeliner Pen
- Enduring Eyeliner Pencil
- Perfect Mascara
- Perfect Lipstick
- Perfect Lipgloss
- Setting Spray
LimeLife by Alcone's Botanical Foundation is used by professional makeup artists and celebrities because it has amazing coverage and a velvety finish. The foundation is used by big-screen makeup artists because it provides a flawless finish that looks beautiful in any situation. This makes it the perfect foundation for everyone and every skin type.
I like a very natural look and feel to my makeup, and LimeLife foundation is perfect for this. Because it is 50% pigmented, you get more coverage with less product. Most foundations are only 18-23% pigmented, so it requires a thicker layer to cover imperfections in your skin. That is not the case with LimeLife. LimeLife Foundation gives you great results and a flawless finish. It's easy to see why the pros use it, and they consider it to be the best foundation for any occasion!
LimeLife Botanical Foundation is great for covering redness, scars, and blemishes. And the best part is that it won't irritate your skin and make your flare-ups worse. From light coverage like you'd get with a tinted moisturizer to full coverage and everything in between, LimeLife foundation lets you get the look you want. It is super easy to use, so even though it's professional-grade makeup, you don't have to be a pro to use it. My favorite way to apply the foundation is with a big fluffy brush to buff it out and blend it.
LimeLife Perfect Concealer
When you need a little extra coverage, LimeLife waterproof concealer does the trick. From covering scars to color tattoos, this concealer has amazing coverage that will last all day.
LimeLife Perfect Foundation and concealer are sold individually, or you can create your own palette with 1 foundation and 2 concealers. I find this to be the perfect combo because the concealer for under the eyes is typically one shade lighter than your foundation, and then you can use the 2nd concealer color to match your foundation color or go darker if you want to use it for contouring.
Translucent Powder, Blush and Bronzer
So for this one, I could have broken it out and put each one on the top 10 list, but where they are all powders, I lumped them together into one. LimeLife's translucent powder is so lightweight it simply disappears. This means that you don't have to worry about caking or creasing. The professional formula in this product sets your makeup for longer wear. It also absorbs excess oil on the skin and creates a flawless finish for foundation, concealer, and powders.
LimeLife's Perfect Blush and Perfect Bronzer are also professional formulas that are finely milled and lightweight. These powders blend perfectly and evenly to give you just the right amount of color. You get a healthy, natural glow every time you use them.
LimeLife makeup palettes are customizable. With the Foundation, Concealer, Blush, and eyeshadow, you can purchase them individually or in palettes that you build yourself. This means no wasted product and paying for something that you won't use. This trio is an example of a 3-well palette that you can build. It's perfect for translucent powder, blush, and bronzer.
LimeLife Perfect Eyeshadow
While I am not one who does anything fancy with eyeshadow, I do use it EVERY DAY to brighten up my eyelids by covering up my uneven skin tone. It also works as a base, or primer, for my eyeliner. Like the foundation, concealer, and powders that I mentioned above, you can purchase the eyeshadow individually or in custom palettes. There are 52 shades available, so there are plenty of options to fit your personal style.
LimeLife Perfect Eyeliner Pen
LimeLife by Alcone's Perfect Eyeliner is one of their best sellers. It is a big hit with customers because of its price, but more importantly because it won't flake or smudge, and it has staying power. This liquid eyeliner lets you apply your makeup like a pro with lines as thin or as thick as you'd like. If you like a winged eye, then you'll love this eyeliner.
Enduring Eyeliner Pencil
LimeLife's Enduring Eyeliner Pencil is a gel-based eyeliner pencil that glides on smoothly for an even application. The long-wear formula lasts up to 24 hours for a waterproof, smudge-proof look that will take you from day to night with confidence. Available in three shades: black, brown, and neutral. Or, pick up one of the eye pencil duos for double the color and versatility.
I love how this eyeliner lasts all day and even holds up when I go swimming. I wear eyeliner every day, and I switch up my looks depending on my mood and the look I want. So I use the eyeliner pen on some days, but when I want staying power, I go with the eyeliner pencil. And when I want a pop of color, I go with the In Love/With Myself or Pure Gold/Powerful color duos.
Here's a pic showing off LimeLife's #1 selling mascara. As a 1-step fiber mascara, it lets you build long and beautiful lashes. You can go for a really natural look or build it up for really dramatic lashes. LimeLife's mascara is also super easy to use, it doesn't flake and won't smudge. You'll love the lashes you'll get with the Perfect Mascara, but more importantly, you'll love how the mascara feels. It is so light and comfortable. This is why it's one of my favorites. I love that my lashes stay soft and healthy.
Before LimeLife, I wasn't one to wear lipstick, but LimeLife Perfect Lipstick changed that. While lip gloss is my go-to for my lips, sometimes I want the look and feel I get from lipstick. I like this one because it is creamy and feels great on my lips. Especially during the winter when my lips are craving attention, I love how moisturizing and soothing this lipstick is.
It comes in two different styles. The Power Pout lipsticks are opaque for bolder color. For a sheer and lighter look, there's the Take a Hint style. My favorite color is Plum Luck. As you can see by this collage, the color looks great on any skin tone. In addition to plum luck (#202), I also like the neutral shade of Be Positive (#109).
Perfect Lip Gloss
As I mentioned above, my standard go-to for daily lip color is lip gloss. I fell in love with LimeLife's Perfect Lip Gloss the moment I tried it. Unlike other glosses that are thick and goopy, this lip gloss is so creamy. It is highly pigmented, so you get great color, which is another thing that you don't always get with a lip gloss. While I love all of the colors, Hope, Grace, Dream, and Inspire are my favorites. These pink and purple-hued glosses are so pretty, and I think they complement any skin tone. I typically wear the gloss as is, but it also works great paired with an Enduring Lip Liner.
Primer and Setting Sprays
How do you make sure that your makeup doesn't come off with your sweat in the summer? You give it the 1-2 LimeLife punch. These sprays are available in travel sizes, so they are perfect for all of your travel plans and activities.
#1: First Base Makeup Primer- a silicone and paraben-free misting spray that is good for your skin, reduces redness, and helps give your makeup the power to last all day.
#2: LimeLife Setting Spray. There are two options.
Time Setter: This spray has so many benefits. It helps you look younger by preventing makeup from settling into fine lines and it also helps keep your makeup in place for 16 hours!
Oil Strike Perfect Matte Setting Spray- This spray is perfect for those with oily skin. It gives you a beautifully soft, matte, sheen-free finish while keeping your makeup perfectly in place. Say goodbye to makeup creasing, fading, and transfer. This specialized fine mist provides a weightless finish for up to 16 hours.
Recap of My Favorite LimeLife Makeup
I hope that you found my top 10 list helpful. There are certainly more great products available, but these are the ones that I use every day. LimeLife Makeup has made my morning routine quick and easy, and I love that I don't have to worry about my makeup for the rest of the day. The only thing I have to reapply is my lip gloss, but even that has more staying power than most.
The other thing that I appreciate about LimeLife Makeup is that it lasts a long time. Yes, there's the staying power that I mentioned above, but I'm talking about the value I get with each purchase. Especially with the powders, I don't think I've purchased a new one in 2 years because it lasts that long.
I really appreciate that LimeLife products allow me to show off my inner beauty by helping me feel confident with the way I look and feel throughout the day. I also appreciate that the company doesn't just have the best makeup, but they also care about the environment and are dedicated to helping women around the world.
Their commitment can be seen in the incredible community of beauty guides that are part of the LimeLife family and also with the Brighter Together Foundation, which helps to provide entrepreneurial training and support to women in some of the world's most impoverished countries. So for me, LimeLife makeup is makeup that helps me feel good, look good, and I feel good using it because I know the company gives back.